Define Indian culture. Have you visited the country and experienced Indian culture? What makes you think Indian culture is wonderful?
Indian culture is much more complicated than what you see on TV or during brief visits: Rajasthani women - clad with bangles up to elbows - dancing to the tunes of rural musicians, yogis who fool the world with "levitation", dark-skinned Keralites performing beach massages on whites, and ragpickers who turn billionaires through television shows.
I live in India, and I can tell you Indian culture is not so wonderful. Maybe it's just me. I was never fit for this country.
And no, people in this country do NOT live in harmony. Where are getting this from? The country is strife with communal violence, and is a constant target of terrorist attacks.
Bollywood hardly reflects the truth about the country.
I am not sure why you are saying that Hollywood movies print are dark ,may be the movie which you watched its format are not very good.I am agree with your comment about musical movie.if we talk about musical movie i think that Bollywood is the best.its only my openion.so dont take anybody seriously.thanks for your post.
Oh I will totally agree with you about Bollywood musicals! In a Bollywood movie when they start the music and begin to dance it brings me to joy and tears at the same instant! Indian culture is both a great wonder and a beauty of the earth. If we all could just live in such harmony and heart.
I am sure you are right in most ways and thank you so very much for replying. There is something to be said about all of the diversity you describe as India. I would love to see snake charmers and women clad in bangles up to their elbows (they look like they sometimes hurt). All the rare spices, fine fabrics and markets are a wonder to me. The fire keepers and Indian dancers and the unique music they play is such a splendid wonder. To someone like me looking in from the outside with amazement at all of the diversity and allure it is fascinating.
But you are right I have never been to India nor have I lived there. You seem to paint India with a wide brush. And perhaps that is what i was doing too... and if so I hope you were not offended by my naivety. The Hollywood movies glamorize the USA too, but, we have rednecks in their pickup trucks with their gun racks. Town idiot yahoos and booger faced bucked teeth goobers, gangster rappers with gold chains, kids who go in and shoot up their schools and preachers who push hell and brimstone like crack addicts. Oh and the crack addicts and street bums who drink wine all day in the city parks out of a paper bag and pass our burping and farting and hardly ever bathe. People who litter garbage without even a thought.
Big fat retarded and mean cross eyed ladies on welfare with ten kids standing in the soup kitchen line. Teenagers hooked on methadone who will beat you up near death for your money and beat you even harder if your wallet is empty. Crooked cops who sell the methadone to the teenagers...
Our culture is a bastardized 200 years old and yours is thousands of years old and still alive and well. I guess the grass is greener on the other side but it is nice to marvel at things we don't see very often. I still find India a fascination. Perhaps our cultures could learn the best from each other. For instance Buddha and Gandhi... if Americans were a bit more like they were perhaps we would not have so many strippers, prostitutes, casinos and filthy stinking rich politicians sucking the life out of our middle class.
Yes, in America we have a liberal free society without a strict caste system and that is perhaps a plus. But we also have people who take this liberty to extremes. Cookie cutter Walmart lives where there is nothing new under the neon sign.
Spidergal, I am very glad that we can chat about our respective countries and I would like to know more about India and I am sorry if I indicated that I really know India first hand. I don't, I will say that from a western point of view as my own, even with what you have said, I find India fascinating and beautiful.
Stay safe, healthy and much love friend.